Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee: conservative bloggers should “shut up” and “buy American” should be “buy African-American”
**Posted by Phineas
I’m glad to see she’s against playing racial politics:
While speaking with Tavis Smiley of PBS, Texas Democrat Sheila Jackson Lee said conservative bloggers should “shut up” and “stop playing racial politics.”
This from a member of the caucus that does little else but play the race card.
Seconds later, Jackson Lee went on to say that buy American should be “buy African American.”
She also said that if Obama’s jobs bill is passed, that contractors who “do not look like” her need to make sure that if they get federal money, their workforce “better be reflective of those suffering double-digit unemployment.”
“I don’t consider it discrimination, I don’t consider it affirmative action,” she added.
No, it’s just a bit of ethnic strong-arming. “Nice business you have there. It’d be a shame if something happened to it.”
Roger L. Simon is right: the Congressional Black Caucus should be disbanded. Far from fighting racism, they exploit it for personal gain and in the process harm the very constituency they claim to serve. (Although in Jackson-Lee’s case, I doubt she’s smart enough to know what she’s doing.)
By the way, Sheila, this conservative blogger does not plan to shut up. But you can take your racial grievance pandering and shove it.
via Clarice Feldman
(Crossposted at Public Secrets)